Please join us for a virtual night in on September 17, 2020!

We are honoring all previously purchased tickets and sponsorships, and we look forward to celebrating with you all virtually. If you have purchased tickets or sponsorships and you have questions, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.



Please click here to register for our 2020 Evening of Impact.

Individual General Admission Ticket $50 (includes a raffle ticket)



Thursday, September 17, 2020
6pm Central Time (CT)
Virtual (a link will be shared with attendees before the event)



Elizabeth and Michael Beaudin and Jonathan Center

Elizabeth and Michael Beaudin and Resilience Director of the Board Jonathan Center are thrilled to serve as Co-Chairs for the 17th Annual Evening of Impact.



Brenda Tracy

Brenda Tracy is a mother, Registered Nurse, advocate and survivor. After she was brutally raped by four men in 1998, she reported the crime to police and underwent an invasive forensic examination. Although law enforcement collected extensive evidence – including confessions from her attackers–the District Attorney refused to prosecute her case. She was never advised of her victims’ rights, nor informed when officials destroyed her evidence three years prior to the statute of limitations.

Sixteen years later, Ms. Tracy found the courage to come forward publicly, and now seeks to make the world a better place for survivors. Ms. Tracy has worked closely with Oregon legislators to expand victims’ rights and has successfully helped to pass seven Oregon laws, including extending the Oregon Statute of Limitations to prosecute rape and mandatory testing of all rape kits in Oregon.

An authentic and powerful communicator, Ms. Tracy travels the country speaking to nonprofits, corporations and athletic teams, students and administrators at top universities including Stanford, Michigan and Ohio State. Everyone she speaks to, she serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration that collectively and individually, we can all make a difference.

Ms. Tracy has appeared as a guest on CNN, Nightline, and ESPN. She has written Op-Eds for the Huffington Post, Sports Illustrated, and The Oregonian. She is a contributing author to the book We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out.

Ms. Tracy served as a member on the NCAA Commission to combat sexual violence and has won numerous awards, including the 2016 National Service Courage award given to her by the United States Attorney General. In 2016 she was named ESPNs top 25 female athletes and influencers. Most recently she was honored by Politico as a Woman of Impact: Leading in a Divided Nation.

Ms. Tracy is the founder of the national campaign and nonprofit, SetTheExpectation which aims to raise awareness around issues of sexual and gender-based violence through the power of sports while also engaging, empowering and educating men as change agents. Her stance on “men as the solution and not the problem” has garnered national attention and made her one of the country’s most influential voices. As the author of the Tracy Rule, the most comprehensive serious misconduct policy in the country, Ms. Tracy is changing the landscape of college athletics.



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Some sponsors hosting a socially distant house party for the event are eligible to receive a Celebrate at Home basket. More details about the items included in each basket will be announced soon.

To receive full sponsor benefits, please return your sponsorship form by September 8, 2020. For more information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.


You can donate to the Evening of Impact by clicking here.

Thank you for choosing to support our 17th Annual Evening of Impact: Everyone Empowered. We are so grateful for your support of sexual violence response and prevention services in Chicago, and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of this important event.



Click here to view our silent auction items.
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You can register to participate in our silent auction, view items, and bid on items! Be sure to check the link regularly as we add more exciting items to our silent auction.



Evening of Impact

The Evening of Impact is Resilience’s largest annual gathering inviting donors, partners, friends, and allies to celebrate our impact in the lives of survivors and our continued work to create a world free of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment. Proceeds from the evening go toward supporting Resilience’s programs and services, helping to ensure that survivors and their communities continue to have access to vital resources and a place to heal.


For more information: please contact Amy O’Keeffe, Director of Development.

Our Evening of Impact website banner is designed by Pono Design Studio.


Leader Sponsor

Benefactor Sponsor

Elizabeth and Michael Beaudin
Iris and Robert Center & Becky and Jonathan Center
Denise and Donald Delves
Beth Kallmyer
McKaye Whiteside

Partner Sponsor

Gary and Vicki Pines

Ambassador Sponsor

Karen Hatfield
Sarah Hodgkins
Kyle Hodgkins

Design Sponsor

To become a sponsor for the Evening of Impact, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.



Birds & B-Sides

To become an in-kind sponsor of the Evening of Impact, please contact Lindsay Cogan at lcogan@ourresilience.org.



Elizabeth Beaudin, Co-Chair
Michael Beaudin, Co-Chair
Jonathan Center, Co-Chair
Dr. Crystal Clark
Sarah King
Kelley Kitley
Kate Meyer
Katherine Stabler
Sarah Wallace
McKaye Whiteside

To join the Evening of Impact Host Committee, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.



Tom Andreesen, President
Lauren Pesa, Vice President
Jon Center, Treasurer
Julie Cameron, Treasurer
Beth Kallmyer, MSW, Secretary
Anne Biere
Dr. Crystal Clark, MD, MSc
Christal Henderson
Jackie Koesters
Bill Kral
Kate Meyer
Sarah Wallace
Gibbs Vandercook
McKaye Whiteside



Jennifer Zale, Chair
Mindu Jhattu
Michelle D. Morrow, Ed.D
Alexandra Musgrove

To join our silent auction committee, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.



Alliance Française de Chicago
Angela Renée
Anthenaum Theatre Productions
Centered on North
Chicago Pizza Tours
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Farmhouse Chicago
The HiFi Case
Humboldt House
Giordano Dance
Great Lakes Tattoo
International Museum of Surgical Science
Lincoln Hall
MaZi Dance Fitness
Midheaven Acupuncture
Music Box Theatre
Sanders Fine Portraits
Shedd Aquarium
Wines for Humanity

To donate an item, experience, or gift to our silent auction, please contact Amy O’Keeffe at aokeeffe@ourresilience.org.